PHILADELPHIA – Canadian tight end Adam Zaruba was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday as part of the team finalizing its 53-man roster.
The 26-year-old from North Vancouver who normally plays for Canada’s rugby sevens team signed a three-year contract with the Eagles on July 24.
Zaruba played football at high school and briefly at Simon Fraser University before trying his hand in the NFL.
The Eagles have three established tight ends already in Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, and Trey Burton.
Ertz, who signed a five-year contract extension during the off-season, had 78 catches for 816 years and four TDs last season. He has the most receptions (247) and receiving yards (2,840) by an Eagles TE in his first four NFL seasons.
Celek, who made 14 catches for 155 yards in 2016, is a 10-year veteran who ranks eighth in Eagles history with 4,868 receiving yards. Burton had 37 catches for 327 yards last season and was an important special teams player.